Tamron AF 19-35mm F3.5-4.5 A-mount lens review by Tritone

reviewer#3872 date: Jul-21-2008
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 3
flare control: 4
overall: 3.6
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:KM 50/1.7
KM 28/2.8
KM Beercan
KM 28-85
price paid:200 CDN (NIB)
positive:Nice focusing mechanism. Sharp, esp stopped down.No sign of vignetting on A700.BEautiful colours. A nice usable range for street photog. CHEAP
negative:Wide distortion. Cheap plastic feel.
comment:My A700 came as body only and my lens lineup lacked the wide end. Fulfills a need on my end for a wide angle lens -normal. It has lovely colours and creates a nice pleasant wide view. Don't use it for shooting brickwalls. I often use it for walkaround.

I give it a 3 on build. main body of the lens is solid and the hood is great and effective. Problem is there is a light, cheap plastic feel to the bayonette for the hood and the front body of the lens. Not quite as sharp as my 28/2.8 but more flexible

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 12
  • sharpness: 3.96
  • color: 4.25
  • build: 3.58
  • distortion: 3.67
  • flare control: 3.50
  • overall: 3.79
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